This is a lovely time of the year to spend with family. A time to emphasize joy and peace in the world. While we may be concerned about the secularization and commercialization of this season, it does not take away from the good feelings we all have towards each other and our community. We remember the good spirit of the season. The love and care we have for our children, and our desire for joy and peace in the world. I came across this poem about how every night is a holy night.
And so the children come.
We had a wonderful Winter Concert. Thank you so much to all the teachers and to all the students who worked so hard to put it on. We did take a Video of the evening performance and those DVDs will be available at the office in the New Year for $10.
END OF TERM ASSEMBLY
We had our Christmas sing-a-long and a visit from Santa. We also recognized students who had represented our school on the Cross Country Team and in Volleyball. I was very pleased that so many students have been running with the Kilometre Club. There was also a presentation from the Global Citizens Club to recognize those who had walked to school this term. We also had a performance by our school choir under the direction of Peggy Hua. They sang beautifully. Students may still join the choir. If you are interested, check in with the office to get a letter next year. The cost is $30 to cover the cost of music, the pianist, etc., but the main funding comes from PAC. The choir meets after school on Friday in the lunch room.
MANY GOOD CAUSES SUPPORTED
Our students supported many good causes over the last few weeks including Christmas Hampers, a toy drive, donations to the Salvation Army and Care boxes. We really appreciate their generosity supported by parents. It is very good for them to understand the difference they can make in the world.
Divisions 2, 13, 15 & 16 went to the ‘Living Room’ which is sponsored by the Lookout Emergency Aid Society. We delivered around 40 Care Boxes.
Principal’s Recognition List:
I am pleased to recognize all the students who have worked hard this term. This means that they all have good work habits in all subject areas and are also meeting expectations in Social Responsibility. I am very proud of these students who always do their best.
|Abigail San Juan||3|
|Daisy Lyn Dulay||13|
|Qing Ru Kong||3|
|Kamilla Rojas Serrano||16|
|Ke Ren Shi||5|
January 6th – First day back to school
January 10th – Hot Lunch orders for January are due to the office
January 10th – Montessori Info Day (K Focus) 9:15 am
January 27th – Family Literacy Day
January 31 – Chinese New Year